Chicago Tribune4 min readInternational Relations
Commentary: The Middle East Is On The Precipice. Israeli Restraint Would Help
Of all the retaliatory options against Israel that Iran had on its table, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei chose the most bombastic: a direct missile and drone strike launched from Iranian soil. The attack, coming about two weeks after I
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World Business Chicago names new CEO
There’s a new leader heading up Chicago’s business recruitment efforts. Philip Clement, whose resume includes stints as global chief marketing officer for Johnson Controls and Aon, was named Tuesday as president and CEO of World Business Chicago, the
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Editorial: Kudos To The House For Ignoring Trump’s Nonsense. Let’s Finish The Job And Reauthorize FISA
Jaime Castenada Jr. was reportedly out celebrating a family baptism when he met an alleged drug dealer in Hammond, Indiana, now accused of selling him $20 of cocaine. Within a few hours, Castenada was found outside, police say, propped between a car
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Shakeia Taylor: For Sky Fans, Tomorrow Is Here With Draft Picks Kamilla Cardoso And Angel Reese
CHICAGO — In this year’s SEC tournament championship game, South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso and LSU forward Angel Reese battled it out in the paint. Two of the game’s biggest stars, they have a history of fierce, physical competition dating to h
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Walgreens Embarks On Another Round Of Layoffs
Walgreens confirmed Tuesday a new round of layoffs, the latest in a string of job cuts over the past year as the retail pharmacy giant aims to slash costs. Walgreens spokesman Fraser Engerman said the company is not disclosing the number of people it
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‘It Really Motivated Me’: Trip To The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Inspires White Sox And ACE Players
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Colten Jones made his way through the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on April 6, sporting a Chicago American Giants cap. An outfielder in the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) youth program, Jones listened intently as museu
Chicago Tribune6 min readCrime & Violence
Chicago Aldermen Fighting Gun Violence Deem ShotSpotter An ‘Invaluable Tool’ As Council To Consider Bucking Mayor Johnson On The Technology
CHICAGO — Despite Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to rid Chicago of ShotSpotter, nearly all aldermen representing the neighborhoods where people are most likely to be shot still want the controversial gunshot detection system to stay in their wards. Fou
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Taylor Swift Mural Pops Up By ‘The Lakes’ In Chicago With Mystery ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Message
CHICAGO — After clocking out of her shift at the Gage restaurant near Millenium Park Monday, Jess Dennsion saw a message on a Taylor Swift fan page that she couldn’t ignore. She ran to River North, where painters hoisted on a green scissor lift creat
Chicago Tribune3 min readCrime & Violence
‘Every Single Day’: Judge Tells Woman To Remember Destroying Family Of Pregnant Teen She Killed, Then Hands Down 50-year Sentence
CHICAGO — With the five-year anniversary of the slaying of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez looming, the woman accused of killing the teen and cutting her baby out of the womb in a sensational case that drew international attention was sentenced to 50
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Paul Sullivan: Play-in Fever Missing For Jerry Reinsdorf’s Bulls, While His White Sox Rely On A Milkshake And A Prayer
CHICAGO — It was a little over a month ago that Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan compared the team to an episode of “Dateline,” the news magazine that focuses on true crime mysteries. In your typical “Dateline” episode, the big reveal comes at the en
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Review: In ‘The Outsiders’ On Broadway, What Should Be Ponyboy’s Story Has A Grown-up Chill
NEW YORK — Like Jim Jacobs, who conjured up “Grease” from his 1950s experiences at Chicago’s Taft High School, S.E. Hinton penned “The Outsiders” from watching a rivalry between two rival gangs explode at her own Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okl
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‘The Beast’ Review: In 2044, AI Takes Care Of Business, While Léa Seydoux Takes Care Of The Movie
Truly this is the month for future shock — darkly compelling visions of a near-future that humankind can only interpret as a rejection letter, or a comeuppance for its determined lack of disaster prevention and preparedness. The narratively straightf
Chicago Tribune10 min readAmerican Government
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ‘Pragmatic Progressive’ Approach Being Put To The Test
Shortly after wrapping up an inaugural legislative session in 2019 that included hiking the state’s minimum wage, legalizing cannabis and passing a historic $45 billion statewide construction program supported by expanded gambling and a host of incre
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WNBA draft: Chicago Sky pick South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso at No. 3 and LSU’s Angel Reese at No. 7
The Chicago Sky ushered in a new era for the franchise Monday, selecting a pair of national champion frontcourt stars in the first seven picks of the WNBA draft. The Sky took South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso with the No. 3 pick and added LSU for
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Do They Still Make Pinball Machines? They Do, In A Huge New Factory Near Chicago — With Most Selling To The 1%
CHICAGO — Due west of O’Hare International Airport, there is a neighborhood — formally, part of Elk Grove Village — that isn’t much of a neighborhood. It’s warehouses, drab gray offices. It’s Gertrude Stein’s point about “no there there,” a place so
Chicago Tribune1 min readCrime & Violence
8-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Others Injured In Saturday Night Chicago Mass Shooting
An 8-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South Damen Avenue after an alert on
Chicago Tribune2 min readCrime & Violence
9-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Injured At Confirmation Party In Chicago Mass Shooting
CHICAGO — A 9-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police and the girl’s father said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South
Chicago Tribune6 min readCrime & Violence
Lawsuits Filed By Dexter Reed Paint Picture Of A Troubled Man Trying To Recover From Being Shot
CHICAGO — During the last year of his life, Dexter Reed was reaching out for help but still found himself in trouble. While many questions remain about what happened in the March 21 shootout that left Reed shot dead by Chicago police and an officer s
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Brad Biggs’ NFL Mock Draft: Proposing A Trade Down For Bears And GM Ryan Poles
Detroit is the host of the NFL draft beginning April 25, and Lions fans will have an in-person opportunity to see the NFC North rival Chicago Bears be the talk of Round 1. The Bears more than make up for the fact they own only four total picks as the
Chicago Tribune1 min readCrime & Violence
8-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Others Injured In Saturday Night Chicago Mass Shooting
CHICAGO — An 8-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South Damen Avenue after an
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Adbert Alzolay’s Pickoff Caps Chicago Cubs’ Series Win In Seattle Behind Another Solid Start By Javier Assad
SEATTLE — Chicago Cubs closer Adbert Alzolay was confident the replay review would vindicate him. Alzolay’s perfectly-timed pickoff move with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday caught Seattle Mariners pinch runner Julio Rodríguez, aide
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Illinois Senate OK’s legislation over CTA Yellow Line crash
CHICAGO — Following a serious collision last year between a Chicago Transit Authority train and a snowplow near the city’s border with Evanston, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved a measure on Friday that would mandate various transportation ag
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White Sox Match Worst 14-game Start In Franchise History With 5-0 Loss To Reds: ‘Just A Tough Skid’
CHICAGO — Robbie Grossman drilled a hard-hit grounder to the shortstop side of second base to begin the sixth inning Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Cincinnati Reds second baseman Santiago Espinal had Grossman shaded close to the bag and made a ni
Chicago Tribune4 min readAmerican Government
Activists To Protest ‘With Or Without Permits’ When DNC Arrives In Chicago This Summer
CHICAGO — Progressive activist groups from across the country are preparing to protest outside the Democratic National Convention “with or without permits” come August. Coalition leaders have attested their right to be within “sight and sound” of the
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Editorial: We Need Cool Heads — And No More Knee-jerk Responses — Regarding The Police Shooting Of Dexter Reed
In a city where public safety is by far the most worrying issue, the last thing Chicago needed was another police shooting ending in death for anyone — officers or civilians. But in the death of 26-year-old Dexter Reed in Humboldt Park last month, t
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Menstrual Cycles Can Affect Day-to-day Suicide Risk, UIC Study Finds
CHICAGO — When Tory Eisenlohr-Moul was training as a therapist, she saw people who had chronic suicidal thoughts — thoughts that would abruptly change from week to week. But when one of Eisenlohr-Moul’s patients mentioned her menstrual cycle was impa
Chicago Tribune5 min readCrime & Violence
Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Bribery Law That Could Shape Political Corruption Probes In Illinois
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was the state’s most powerful politician in 2018 when he allegedly met at his downtown Chicago law office with then-Ald. Danny Solis to discuss Solis’ appointment to a lucrative state board position. Solis, who
Chicago Tribune2 min readAmerican Government
Chicago And Illinois To Receive $19 Million From Feds To Help With Migrant Crisis
CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and the state of Illinois are set to split more than $19 million in new congressionally approved funding released to assist cities and states in addressing the migrant crisis, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Friday. The
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Editorial: OJ Simpson’s Fraught Legacy Is One On Its Own
Since television became a dominant medium beginning in the 1950s, there have been just a handful of moments where virtually anyone alive in this country at the time can say they knew where they were and what they were doing when they happened. Assass
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